I have two California LLCs, the operating agreements of which require that annual meetings be held to approve expenses, review future plans, look at distribution of profits, etc. When they were first formed, I vaguely remember my then attorney commenting that one of the benefits here was that I could hold these meetings anywhere I wanted - Paris, Rome, London, etc., and write travel costs off as a business expense. I paid no attention to his comment at the time.
This year I took two road trips, one from Southern California to British Columbia and another to Texas. If I held my annual meetings in those destinations (one for each LLC) and separated any costs for personal business conducted along the way, am I good to deduct mileage, food and motel as business expenses for my annual meetings?